“The new mini-series from Daniel José Older, Star Wars: The High Republic: Trail Of Shadows, will introduce the mystery fiction genre into the new era of Star Wars storytelling as the Jedi call upon one of their own, Emerick Caphtor, to investigate a strange mystery with ties to the Jedi Order. At the same time, Chancellor Lina Soh calls upon Sian Holt, a high-end, in-demand private detective to look into the same mystery. But will either solve this riddle before anyone else dies?”
All this Wave Two stuff is looking very interesting. Although I’m on this thread far too much, I admit I’m behind on High Republic stories. I’ve been reading through the main High Republic comics by Cavan Scott but haven’t started on the Adventures ones yet, so I don’t know for myself how much I like Daniel José Older’s writing. However, from my experience with him on social media, he’s an absolutely lovely person who interacts with many HR fans in a very friendly way. And - like everything from this era so far - his work seems to have gone down very well. I also love when Star Wars branches off into different genres, be it b-movie space horror or Star Trek adventure in the Clone Wars episodes Brain Invaders and Overlords, so a detective story is very welcome (even though we have had it before, of course).
Honestly, off the point about Daniel José Older being really nice, that could be said about all the High Republic authors. For me, the most heartwarming thing about this whole project is that all the writers - Charles Soule, Cavan Scott, Claudia Gray, Justina Ireland and DJO - collaborate closely and seem to be great friends. They’re enjoying it so much and it shows. I’m just glad I get to help make the High Republic project a success for them.